Bursary winners will be required to sign a return-of-service contract with Nova Scotia Health equal to the number of years for which they receive a bursary. This means that if you receive a bursary for four years of study then you will be expected to work for the Nova Scotia Health, in Cumberland County, for four years following graduation. If you cannot fulfill the agreement you will return the bursary that was awarded to you.
The bursary will be issued for each year of your studies, you do not need to reapply annually.
During your academic program you will be invited to meet with Nova Scotia Health staff who work in your area of study. You will be encouraged to build relationships, and perhaps job shadow, when possible.
Following graduation students will be placed, at the discretion of Nova Scotia Health, where there is the greatest need for staff with their type of training. Placements could be at any of our Cumberland County facilities located in Advocate Harbour, Amherst, Parrsboro, Pugwash or Springhill.
Students can also participate in summer work experience when possible.
Bursary payments will be issued to students in time for academic deadlines.